LPEA’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund is a $50,000 assistance fund allocated to help LPEA members facing financial crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund aims to provide one-time emergency financial assistance, up to $100 per residential member or $200 per small commercial account, to persons who are usually self-sufficient but are unable to pay their electric bill due to COVID-19.
Applicants must hold an active residential account or sub-account within LPEA’s service territory and must carry a past due balance. Applications may be denied due to the following factors:
Lack of proper documentation
Hardship not COVID-19 related
Poor payment history prior to COVID-19
Lack of available funds
Applicants will be advised of funding decisions within five (5) business days of when funding decisions are rendered. Payments will be applied directly to the LPEA account, never to the applicant.
Applying to receive LPEA’s COVID-19 emergency relief funds requires that certain personal information be reviewed by LPEA’s program administrators. All information provided in the application is confidential.